The Giant American History Timeline: Book 1: Pre-Colonization–Reconstruction
Students Complete Activity Sheets and Create Giant American History Timelines!
“The Activity Sheets Make the Timelines!”
Perfect for Homeschool and Classroom Walls
126 Creative and Engaging Activity Sheets • 16 Timeline Plans • Make Your Own Custom Timelines • Major American Historical Periods, Events, Individuals, Inventions, and Ideas • Extensive Parent/Teacher Notes Including Historical Backgrounds and Great Teaching Ideas • Assessments • Complete Answer Key
More than an ordinary timeline, The Giant American History Timelines are specially created to show relationships among historical developments.
As students’ knowledge grows, so do their Giant Timelines. The result is a gorgeous and satisfying project that showcases their accomplishments and gives them an ongoing review of American history. As kids modify and expand their timelines, they learn American history and the critical thinking skills they will use throughout their lives.
Grades 4 and up • Aligned with the National Council of Social Studies “Ideal Forms of Social Studies Teaching and Learning”
Creating Giant Timelines is as Easy as 1-2-3!
1. Students complete Activity Sheets• 126 Activity Sheets organized into 8 historical units. • Each Activity Sheet focuses on an important date, event, person, place, or idea. • Students create and complete maps, complete and extend graphic organizers, analyze primary sources, answer questions, write, caption illustrations, create graphs, compare and contrast time periods, and more. • A variety of formats engage students of all ability levels and learning styles in individual and group work. • High-interest Activity Sheets include Map Study, Biography, A Voice from the Past, Time Machine, and Postcard from the Past. • Incorporates critical thinking skills, including chronological thinking, main idea and details, comparing and contrasting, cause and effect, and more. • Interdisciplinary activities connect social studies, language arts, science, mathematics, fine arts, and physical education.
2. You and your kids create Giant Timelines with the Activity Sheets• Create a comprehensive picture of all major periods in American history from Pre-Colonization through Reconstruction. • Two timeline plans are provided for each unit. One is a basic chronology and the other portrays complex historical developments. • You can also customize timelines for any time period, or historical theme, or critical-thinking skill. • Create an interactive environment in which stimulating learning experiences are created.
3. Guide your students with extensive teaching materials• 60 pages of parent and teacher support. • 16 timeline plans are provided, from the simplest chronology to the complex historical developments. • Detailed teaching directions for each unit include Unit Overview, Focus Activities, Constructing the Timeline, Critical Thinking Skills, Individual Activity Sheet Notes, and a Unit Assessment. • Complete Answer Keys for all Activity Sheets and assessments.
Comprehensive Coverage• Introduction • Unit 1 Discovery and Exploration: Prehistory–1606 • Unit 2 Colonial America: 1585–1776 • Unit 3 The Revolutionary Period: 1765–1783 • Unit 4 Creating the Constitution: 1781–1803 • Unit 5 Expanding the Country: 1790–1860 • Unit 6 An Age of Advancements: 1790–1860 • Unit 7 Social Issues: 1790–1860 • Unit 8 The Civil War and Reconstruction: 1850–1877 • Assessments • Answer Key
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